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Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at Singletary Center for the Arts on 2004-04-06

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Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at Singletary Center for the Arts on 2004-04-06

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Disc One
01: Intro
02: Next
03: Sex In A Pan
04: Latitude
05: Band Intros
06: Bill Mon
07: Futch Solo
08: Futch/Bela
09: Off The Top
10: Something

Disc Two
01: Vic Solo
02: Vic/Jeff
03: Sleeper
04: Am Latin
05: Bela solo
06: Moment So Close

Collection BelaFleckandtheFlecktones
Band/Artist Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Venue Singletary Center for the Arts
Location Lexington, KY

Source {onstage} AKG ck61 > Active Cables > JK Labs DVC > Canare Starquad Interconnects > Apogee Mini-Me > Powerbook G4 @ 24/48
Lineage Spark XL v2.8 to record, resample, dither, and track. xACT v1.3 to fix SBE's and create shn's
Taped by Jon Ice (
Transferred by Jon Ice (


First time taping from on-stage. Don't think there are many on-stage Flecktones tapes out there. Enjoy!


Reviewer: UMbelievable - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 29, 2013
Subject: Great Quality, Great show
Soooo Good.
Reviewer: joeysazo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2009
Subject: If only all recordings could be this good!
This one truly deserves to be the most downloaded Flecktones show. (It is as of this review). Several reasons:
1) great performance, as usual
2) very near Soundboard quality recording
3) Jon Ice took the time to edit it properly, cropping dead time between songs so it flows just the way I like it.
4) is so friggin cool they even auomatically generated high-quality VBRs. Looks like either V1 or V2, depending on which version of LAME they use.

Muchos gracias to the Flecktones, Jon Ice, and for this gem!
Reviewer: jacks0n - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2006
Subject: Great
My first Internet Archive Download - very impressive. Sound quality is excellent, on par with Soundboard. And it's Bela, so the band is obviously tremendous.
Reviewer: TimboBandit - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 19, 2006
Subject: the epitome of great live music
Both the sound quality and the show itself are incredible. This is essential Flecktones.
Reviewer: Davehead34 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 13, 2006
Subject: Great pull!
Another GREAT pull from Ice! Well worth the listen. Of course, the set was nice, too :)
Reviewer: flashbackmagic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2006
Subject: Incredible job
by both the taper and BFFT, just such a sweet sound!

Praise Jah for Victor Wooten!!!
Reviewer: Gratefulcuban - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 31, 2006
Subject: Very nice!!
Wasn't a Bela fan until I read an article about him in Feb/Mar '06 Relix. I decided to check 'em out on and came across this show. I dl'd because of all the great reviews and must say I enjoyed the show immensely. The sound quality is excellent and the show is jamming. I'll definitely keep a listen for them in the future. What virtuosity by the entire band!
Reviewer: jebwick - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2006
Subject: Great Performance
I have seen this band a few times live and have been a fan for several years. This is an oustanding performance and recording. I would recommend this show to anyone. Thanks.
Reviewer: funk_pie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 21, 2005
Subject: pretty nice
nice recording. good sound. note that the jam labled Jeff/Vic is actually 'the mad hatter rides again', released on Jeff's new album Bloom.
Reviewer: jgariano - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2005
Subject: Very Impressive
I've had two Bela Fleck CDs (one from the studio, one live) sitting on my shelf for some time. They are ones that I purchased. I've listened to them on occasion, but I've never considered either of them incredible. I downloaded this one because I knew Bela Fleck is well respected

Wow! This is significantly better than my other two albums. There's great energy in this show. It has a depth that will satisfy the serious music fan, yet the other night it had my Top-40 loving wife dancing in the family room.

This show is definitely worth the download.
Reviewer: MushroomEagle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 14, 2005
Subject: yes
best show from the flecktones that i've yet dl'd - great sound quality and its badass right from the start
Reviewer: erik-the-red - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 25, 2004
Subject: One of the best taped shows I've ever heard
The sound quality is SO GOOD. It shouldn't be a surprise, since the mics were on-stage.

Everyone remotely interested in the Flecktones should check out this show.

Don't get it on MP3, lossless is the only way to go in this case.
Reviewer: Tyler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2004
Subject: Groovy
interesting stuff. this was my first listen to this band after seeing their name on for two and a half years. interseting stuff. 'latitude' is cool, it was the first track i heard from them on this show. really jazzy / funky / groovy stuff. dig it! jon ice always makes legendary recordings, and this one is no different, and i chose it to be my first show to listen to because of the mp3 / m3u streaming. thanks jon and thanks BFFT!
Reviewer: octothorp - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 22, 2004
Subject: Thumbs up
Sound quality is stellar -- to match the music. These guys can jam and be cerebral-cool at the same time. I've always wanted to hear them live, and now I feel as if I have.
Reviewer: argus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2004
Subject: Absolutely Awesome
This is one of the best BFFT shows I have heard; truly deserving of its 5-star rating. Well done, Mr. Ice, and thanks for sharing this tremendous recording.

Reviewer: freded - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 23, 2004
Subject: Wow!!!
All the other Bela Fleck shows I've downloaded always seem to have some guy ordering drinks or chatting up a girl right next to the mike. This one's a keeper.
Reviewer: Jam Sandwich - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2004
Subject: Phat
This is probably one of the best BF&F tapings i have ever heard. nice work. The show is awesome too. I love next, and this is my favorite version of it ever. The solos are also incredible. Bela Fleck is one of the greatest performers alive, go check him out. Wooten kicks ass yet again in his solo, his slapping is incredible. A must have!!
Reviewer: dalcha - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2004
Subject: Real good one!
Nice taping sound and great show to listen to. Sound is excellent and lotsa cool moments to listen to.
Reviewer: jlatham - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2004
Subject: Wow...
A lot of people are going to think this recording is a soundboard. Amazing job ice....
Reviewer: Randeux - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 18, 2004
Subject: This show is sick.
I have a fairly extensive collection of Bela shows, and I think that the title of this review pretty much sums up my opinion of this particular show. I listen to it all the time. Jon, I hope you post more top quality recordings like this one. Are you going to the telluride bluegrass festival? That will be sick
Reviewer: Ha Ha Ha Whoops - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2004
Subject: On Stage Taping... awesome!! Thanks Iceman - the recording is a very crispy aud and I really enjoyed it! The Futch/Bela jam is especially nice and Victor's work is always jawdropping. Much obliged - keep up the good work!
Reviewer: bkirby99 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2004
Subject: Thanks, Jon!
I was at the show as well. Great show, great recording!
Reviewer: condylekop - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2004
Subject: AWESOME!!!
Thank you Jon. I've seen Bela Flect since the late seventies, and his progress as a musician is spectacular. His fellow band members are equally as good as Bela. I saw this performance live, and this recording is a great example of just how good the Flecktones are!!
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